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1721, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta I - Campanian roof

  • Record number: 1721
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta I - Campanian roof
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Capua
  • Remarks: Large part of antefix plaque with bearded Gorgon head in relief, surrounded by flat fascia ending in volute/roll/convex strigils with raised band. At bottom wide base with painted checkerboard above diagonal bands. Back of plaque smooth, no strut
  • Bibliography: Knoop 1987, p. 149, no. 139, Pls. 50-51; Rescigno 1998a, p. 354, no. C3403, pl. XXXVI.2
  • Publication record: Antefixa Satricana. Sixth-century architectural terracottas from the sanctuary of Mater Matuta at Satricum. Author: Knoop, R.R.. Place of publication: Assen. Publication Date: 1987
    Tetti Campani. Età arcaica. Cuma, Pitecusa e gli altri contesti. Author: Rescigno, C.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1998
  • Associated elements: 10214, 10215, --/G1, --/G2, --/SN36, 10216/SN35, --/--, --/--, --/--, A37, T2, S1264/1
  • Type of decoration: Bearded Gorgoneion with strigil shell frame
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 24
  • Width: 30.5
  • MPD: 10.5
  • Clay: 5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Cream 10YR 7/4; purple-red 10R 3/4 diagonal band on roll, outline edges of flat fascia & volute, wrinkles on forehead & both cheeks & nose, pupil outlines, lips, division of teeth, tongue, top of chiton edge, bottom stripe on plaque, squares on base alternating with cream/black/cream/red, diagonal bands along bottom of base, alternating with black (& white?); red-brown 2.5YR 4/6 hair, eyebrows, eyelids, pupils; black beard, boxes on base, diagonal bands on roll, volute eyes
  • Condition: Missing much of shell
  • Convex strigil: yes
  • Height face: 12
  • Distance outer eyes: 9.5
  • Width nose bottom: 3.8
  • Width mouth: 8
  • Type shell: Strigil
  • Convex: yes
  • Height antefix base: 3.7-4.4
  • Width antefix base: 25.9
  • Inner H cover tile: 17.7
  • Outer H cover tile: 19.3
  • Inner W cover tile: 17
  • Outer W cover tile: 21
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